Everything a prepper needs to know about polio

Polio (poliomyelitis)
What a prepper needs to know about polio...

Poliomyelitis, the dreaded childhood disease is a recent concern for
preppers as a new, polio-like disease is emerging in children.

Everything a prepper needs to know about polio...
Polio, or poliomylitis, comes from the Greek word "grey." When it
comes to discussions on Polio with preppers there are 50 shades
of grey! Many preppers believe that vaccines are an attempt to
control or even cull the population. This article is everything a
prepper needs to know about Polio.

What a Prepper Needs to Know about Polio

Is polio still a threat?
Polio is alive and well Pakistan and Afghanistan, two countries
who have done nothing to eradicate the disease.

Polio In the news...
Will polio end soon? One thing's for sure, Polio is making
headlines well into 2016!

Recently two children in Ukraine and an infant in Mali have
surfaced with polio -- and it's comes from a strain derived from
the vaccine itself! Both countries had been polio free until
September, 2015.

Is the polio vaccine an attempt to cull the population?  

  • The CDC is aware of vaccine-derived poliovirus(VDPV)! a
    VDPV was found in the stool of an unvaccinated,
    immunocompromised child in the state of Minnesota.

The OPV given to children stays active in their system for up to
two months with the live virus being shed in their stool and
saliva. This puts unvaccinated children at risk due to the OPV’s
ability to cross-contaminate. Inevitably the media will spin the
story, blaming the unvaccinated children for the outbreak.   

In 2005, The child most likely caught the virus through contact in
the community with someone who received live oral vaccine in
another country 2 months prior. Subsequently, seven other
unvacinated children in the the child's community were shown to
have poliovirus infection. None of the infected children had

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a relentless eye
towards eradicating polio, based on a strategy of preventing
infection by immunization of every child. The plan is to stop
transmission and ultimately make the world polio free; however, a
vaccine that doesn't require refrigeration hasn't materialized.
That's important because of the infrastructure in poor tropical
climates, which has inconsistent refrigeration. The Polio vaccine
(OPV) is unreliable at high temperatures! An interesting fact is
that of  200 million doses of vaccine there are
only 6.3 million ice
packs (and who knows how long those ice packs last to keep the
vaccine at its peak). All manner of transport from donkeys to
motorbikes to helicopters are used to get the vaccines to where
they are needed, but
every child must be vaccinated according to
the WHO to ensure polio is eradicated.

Get more information on polio and see how it may impact your
plans for preparedness. Below are the top ten things preppers
need to know about polio...

Top ten things a prepper needs to know about Polio:

#1: Polio is a virus.  
The virus attacks the nerves of the spine and brain. The highly
infectious disease, Poliomyeltis, can bring paralysis in a matter of
hours. The damage is irreversible. This tragedy effects one in 200
people afflicted by Polio. The poliovirus could be imported into a
polio-free country, then spread rapidly in an unimmunized

#2: Sanitation issues spread polio.
Lack of proper sanitation plays a major role in polio, as the
disease is often spread through fecal matter, from hand to toy for
example of one child, then toy to hand or mouth of another child
or supervising adult. Polio may also spread through contaminated
water or food.

  • Lysol: Every Prepper should stock Lysol Disinfectant, which
    kills 99.9% of the germs, according to the product labeling.
    Lysol effectively kills Polio virus Type 1,among many other
    viruses, bacteria and fungi.

#3: Polio is on the rise!
There are a few cases now in Ukraine and Mali.  Could the surge
of Syrian refugees aggravate a worldwide polio epidemic? Only
time will tell.

#4: Polio has many secrets.
Among the biggest secrets is that the live virus can live in the
stool for decades. National Public Radio reported an incredible
story: "
A Man Shed Live Polio Virus In His Stool For 28 Years."

There are different kinds of Polio:
  • Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) affects children 15 and under.
    It's arms and legs.
  • Bulbar polio

There are two types of polio vaccines:
While there is no cure for polio, there is a vaccine:
  1. Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV). With IPV, the vaccine
    can not mutate, but this vaccine type does present the risk
    of blood-borne diseases.
  2. Oral Poliovirus Vaccine (OPV). This is a live oral vaccine
    that can be administered by anyone. Rare mutations are
    possible, and about 8-10 cases occurred annually in the
    United States. The U.S. no longer uses OPV. There were 154
    cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by
    live oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) in the United States.

#5: The U.S. Changed its Polio Vaccination policy in
The United States changed its vaccination policy in January 2000
from use of live OPV to exclusive use of IPV. This eliminated the
8–10 vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) cases that
had occurred annually since introduction.
According the World
Health Organization, three or more spaced doses of OPV are

#6: There is no cure for Polio.
While there is no cure, there are organizations who have a
strategy to eradicate polio by preventing infection (or so they
say). Publicly their goal is in immunizing everyone until
transmission stops and the world is polio-free; however, some
preppers see this as control in getting the population to vaccinate
and suffer a slow demise. Certainly the anti-vaxxer movement is
strong in the United States. Possibly it is a culling. Only time will

#7: There is a link between certain cancers and Polio.
Did you know that there is a strong link between the polio vaccine
and cancer and as many as 98 million people are at risk.

#8: Polio is spread seasonally.
The seasonal peaks of polio and the epidemics of the past
crested in the summer and fall months, particularly in temperate
areas. Highly contagious, polio would strike in the summer time.

History of Polio...
  • 1879 - British physician, Michael Underwood
  • 1894 -  there were 132 cases in Vermont
  • 1916 - the first in New York, 6,000+ people died
  • 1921 - FDR contracted polio at the age of 39 and spent the
    rest of his life in a wheelchair
  • 1920 - iron lung invention (a respirator that encased an
    entire body for paralysis of the diaphram in severe cases of
  • 1957 - polio fell up to i90%
  • 1988 - did have any more epidemics
  • Today just three countries are effected.

More facts about polio
  • The crippling disease, Polio usually affected children. The
    course of the disease changed when FDR got polio. People
    would burn the things of a polio victim for fear of others
    getting the contagion.
  • The March of Dimes organization started to help people
    stricken with polio.
  • Summer was the month for the polio terror.
  • Dr. Jonas Salk created the first polio vaccine.
  • Albert Sabin created a less expensive polio vaccine.

Wasn't polio eradicated?
Polio was very common and then in 1955 a vaccine was introduced.

  • It can take three years before a region can be declared polio

    NOTE: The last wild poliovirus (WPV)–associated polio case
    in the United States was detected in 1991.

How is polio spread?
Authorities say polio is preventable by vaccine, and that it can't
be cured though treatments are available. This highly infectious
viral disease causes paralysis and primarily affects children. It's
transmitted person to person through contaminated food or water
and survives in humans through the throat and intestinal tract.
Here's what a prepper needs to know about Polio.

  • Nose and mouth. Polio is spread through oral and nasal

  • Stool. The stool of an infected person is highly contagious.
    Polio vaccines with a live, but weakened strain are
    potentially infectious.

Often a person infected with Polio has no symptoms; however
non-paralytic polio may have the followiing symptoms:
  • Headaches
  • fatigue
  • fevers
  • vomiting
  • sore throat
  • Paralytic polio affects sprine and potentially brain stem

What can you do about Polio?

  • Practice good hygiene! Wash hands frequently and disinfect
  • Lactation. Mothers can nurse their children, instead of
    relying on packaged  infant nutrition. It's the children who
    lose their maternal antibodies that are most at risk for polio.
  • Know about the two kinds of vaccines and evaluate whether
    either of them is right for you:
  1. Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV). With IPV, the
    vaccine cannot mutate, but this vaccine type does
    present the risk of blood-borne diseases.
  2. Oral Poliovirus Vaccine (OPV). While mutations are
    rare, the weakened virus strains in OPV can become
    mutated to become dangerous!

Related Articles

Do you question vaccine safety? Perhaps you should.

  • Cancer, Simian Virus 40 (SV40) and Polio Vaccine: The
    Center's for Disease Control and Prevention posted a PDF on
    Simian Virus 40 (SV40), but quickly removed it and some
    preppers speculate a  conspiracy. According to the CDC web
    site information, which was removed but archival evidence of
    their report  (Cancer, Simian Virus 40 and Polio Vaccine Fact
    Sheet) is available on the waybackmachine.org.The Simian
    Virus, has been found in certain types of cancer in humans,
    according to the PDF. Further, the CDC admits on this fact
    sheet that, "More than 98 million Americans received one or
    more doses of polio vaccine from 1955 to 1963 when a
    proportion of vaccine was contaminated with SV40."

  • Enterovirus EV-D68. There's a new virus coming down the
    pike -- Enterovirus EV-D68, which has polio-like symptoms.
    Because it is spreading so quickly, parents have reason to
    worry, particularly if their child suffers from asthma, is five
    years and under, or has a weakened immune system.

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